Skyliner Field Trips, as featured in The Telegraph's 'Incredible Street Art Tours', are alternative city tours that are run on a semi-regular basis but can also be run to request and tailor-made for you and your group.



UPCOMING - A Modern History of the Northern Quarter: Art

A recent history of the Northern Quarter as told through its public art.

Join us as we learn about the creation of the Northern Quarter as we know it today, find out the major names behind some of the area's oldest street art and sculpture, and see how modern arts and community movements in Manchester hope to continue to drive creativity within the neighbourhood. We'll also look at future building developments and which of those threaten our most iconic sculpture and ephemera.


We will learn about the modern history of the area, including Ancoats, and using public artworks as the thread we will weave together a story of social housing, gentrification, greenery, and public space (including the blurring of lines between what is public and what is private, and why it matters).

  • As featured in Incredible Street Arts Tours - The Telegraph, The Manchester Bucket List, and a video of what to expect can be found here over on Manchester Evening News
  • Tours are family friendly and are led by Skyliner; winner of Best Arts and Culture Blog in the UK. 
  • A percentage of profits made will be donated to a local street art initiative who continuously enable public art in the city, we also aim to help out other local causes championing heritage preservation, greening the city, and community groups. If you are one please get in touch!

"We’ve long thought the best way to get to know a place is through its art and its artists. Hayley absolutely proved this theory by presenting us with a completely alternative view of a city we thought we already knew fairly well. Her depth of knowledge, thrown together with an easy manner and a ton of passion made for a really great, tailored experience that left us wanting to know more! - East Street Arts"

Requests for dates or private tours welcomed. Contact

PARENT AND BABY OFFERWe occasionally run mini versions of the tour that last one hour and are aimed at parents of infants so that it's more manageable for feeds and so on. These may also be a good option for toddlers and their short attention spans. The current scheduled dates for these are April 11th (more TBA) and cost £4.00. Afterwards, if you'd like to remain with us to go for a coffee and feed babies then you are more than welcome to do so.


If you are the recipient of a gift voucher please choose a date from our ticket calendar below and email your choice and voucher code to

Street Art: A Modern History of the Northern Quarter

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Skyliner specialises in unusual history, architecture and art but can cover everything from routes for photography groups to food and drink tours.

Our most popular tours are:

Street Art of the Northern Quarter

Art in Architecture

Pomona Island: An Industrial Wasteland


Privately commissioned tour prices vary depending on group sizeplease email: or call 07891299921 for more information